Lawyer Wang Yu: Award infringes my human rights

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Wang Yu, a member of the Fengrui Law Firm, said on Friday that she "strongly protests" against being given an overseas "human rights award."

"Given that I have clearly refused the 'award', but the organization has still made the award against my will, I consider this an infringement of my human rights," Wang said.

Four Chinese were convicted of subverting state power and sentenced by a court in Tianjin after serial trials in the past four days.

Wang, who is currently on bail pending trial for involvement in the case, told journalists that she would "not acknowledge, not recognize and not accept" the "award."

"I am a Chinese and I love my country," she said. "I have done nothing important regarding human rights and those overseas who want to give me this award are using me to smear the Chinese government and the country."

Wang said she will not accept any award from any overseas organization and will not entrust anyone to accept the award on her behalf.

Talking about the trial of Zhou Shifeng, former head of Fengrui, and others, Wang said she believes that the trials of them have been open and fair.

"I hope people like Zhou will truly rectify their wrongdoings," Wang said, adding that she has also reflected on her own misdeeds.

Wang said she has met with her husband, Bao Longjun, who is also on bail pending trial. "He is in good condition."

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